Passionfruit (Black) Plants
FRUIT-PASS-1-5Regular price $6.00
Passionfruit is such an exotic treat on Kiwi desserts. This tropical fruit vine also looks gorgeous trained over a trellis or against a fence.
Urban Bounty Passion Fruit Seedlings come in a 1.5 litre pot.
What is Passionfruit?
Passionfruit is an exotic tropical fruit that grows on a vine. The flowers are stunning cream and purple blossoms, while the fruit has hard purple flesh. Inside, it has luscious sweet but also tart orange pulp and black seeds. Best planted in summer, passionfruit only fruit in the height of summer. This seedling would make a great gift for someone who loves tropical fruit!
Culinary Uses for Passionfruit
Who doesn't love passionfruit pulp sprinkled over Pavlova, in a fruit salad or in a passionfruit curd? We love to send these off in school lunches as a healthy but tasty snack.
Growing Conditions - Passionfruit
Passionfruit does need some tender loving care, especially in humid places like Auckland and small gardens. This plant likes to spread out, so it needs to be trained up a trellis. It can also be susceptible to pests and fungal diseases if neglected. If you are up to the challenge, the reward is one of life's truly seasonal treats at a fraction of the price that you see in the supermarket.
Passionfruit love the full sun and do best in rich, free draining sandy loam. They are hungry plants that need lots of food and water. Water deeply 2 - 3 times per week (at the base) and feed periodically through the growing season. Make sure you shelter your passionfruit from wind and frost. Marjoram and Lemon balm are good companion plants for passionfruit.
What Type Of Climate Do Black Passionfruit Prefer?
Passionfruit is a tropical fruit that does best in warmer climates. An established plant will withstand a mild frost of -1-2°C for brief periods, but prolonged or more severe frosts will kill the plant. This plant should be planted from spring - summer.
If you live in a cooler area, you can grow Passionfruit in a large pot and overwinter it inside, but you will need to pay extra attention to feeding and watering.